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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
+1 361-749-4088
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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South Padre Island, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food & drinks are reasonable. $$. Had great views of the gulf and yachts coming in to their boat slips. We have seen dolphins near by on several of our past visits while eating dinner. The sunset view is gorgeous. They have closed for now until after Christmas. If you fish, they will clean & cook your fish for a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for early dinner and were seated right away. The table was near the water with a view of boats within the marina. Sunset was gorgeous. Menu contains standard seafood. Crab cakes were very good. Fried shrimp was average.

Thank TWueste
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Servers weren't very friendly & the food was gross. We only had yellow fin salad & fried calamari. I threw up in the middle of the night. Mild food poisoning I think. The view & location is the only good reason to go here. Stick with beer & eat somewhere else.

Thank Pamela S
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Virginias Wed before Thanksgiving. It was busy but had great service and the food was delicious! Will for sure go again.

Thank scullykeith
Argonia, Kansas
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shrimp embrochiette is the item to order. And the grilled zucchini is so good, I could eat just that. Great service and great food. We have been several years in a row and never a bad meal.

Thank LesASTau
College Station, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service can be iffy, but the food is good and the atmosphere is fun. We come here every time we are in Port A

Thank tacky_mom
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rustic Beach House style restaurant with lots of Seafood choices. The view is spectacular as it looks out over a marina and the shoreline. My breaded oysters and huge Gulf shrimp were delicious. My husband had pasta with a lobster sauce and small shrimp and said they were good as well. Would recommend this restaurant!

Thank ErickKat1st
Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here after every other place we had planned was closed (it was Sunday, Moby Dicks was closed). It was delicious! We all (5 kids included) had seafood and it was fresh and great. View is great, staff was friendly Go eat here!

Thank Melody W
Big Lake, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deadliest Catch, crab legs with corn on the cob and red potatoes, was fabulous. My husband said the ribeye was, too. The bread pudding with bourbon sauce was delicious. Great service. Definitely recommended.

Thank Carla H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended, but we will not agree. First off...the inside smelled damp, so we decided to sit outside on the deck. Food was overpriced and frankly under par for a seafood place. Our waiter was slow and more interested in chatting with another table. Even charged us for extra crab cake, which jacked up the tab about $15.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-4088

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?